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To The National Museum

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If you read my previous post about us having breakfast at Lake Garden, now it's time for a Muzium Negara (National Museum) post. After strolling at Lake Garden, we went to The National Museum which is located next to it. We walked through the gate to get to the other side where the museum is located. A short tunnel, which was a good thing because the tunnel was rather dark and not properly maintained. Lots of graffiti (nothing obscene though) on the walls of the tunnel. Passing by the auditorium at the Museum we saw an iconic public transport that served many KLites including myself way back when. The pink BMW (Bas Mini Wilayah) that can take you anywhere you want in KL for a mere 60sen per ride. I remembered hanging on for dear life on the stairs while the bus zipped along the KL road. The buses were almost always packed and yet I prefer to use them because the drivers drove like mad men and can really get you to your destination fast. They were called a menace to other road users …

Breakfast At Lake Garden

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Last Saturday, Raimie had to attend a replacement class at his school. After sending him off to school at 7.30am, Zaini and I went to the nearby Lake Garden. Usually we'd spend a few hours at Lake Garden jogging or doing light exercises there until it is time to pick up Raimie at around 12.00pm.
This week, we went there and had a nice, leisurely stroll around the park. Then, we decided to have a late breakfast at one of the cafe. It was nice having breakfast (or lunch) under shady trees at the cafe. Plenty of people came to eat after having their morning exercise. The cafe opens at 8.30am, so for those looking for an early morning cup of teh, you have to look elsewhere. Malay kuih for breakfast, anyone? Zaini and I had Nasi Ambang. A packet of the really nice meal cost only RM4.50. Nasi Ambang or Ambeng is a traditional Javanese food, and is commonly served to be eaten on a "dulang"/tray and shared amongst guests. The last time Zaini and I enjoyed Nasi Ambang that way was du…

Size Does Matter

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As always, if the boys decided to head to Carl's Jr for dinner, I would opt out from ordering any burgers. Not that their burgers aren't nice; I love their burgers, but the burgers are too HUGE for me! I think my stomach had shrank so much that its capacity has greatly diminished so I can't finish anything in big portions.
Rather than subject Zaini to eat more and help me finish my food, I always opted for salad when eating at any American joint. So, salad for dinner for me because size does matter and big is no good for me - food wise that is. *wink wink* The boys' dinner - Teriyaki burger for Zaini and Western Charboiled Cheese Burger for Raimie. My growing boy had no problem finishing his burger.
My dinner - grilled chicken salad (or something). Skinny Raimie has some room left in his tummy, and he finished up the chicken in my salad because I left the chicken aside. I'm not too crazy about chicken anyway.
We didn't linger for too long because we had to be back h…

Sports Day!

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No sleeping in for us today. We woke up early because it was Sports Day at Raimie's school. Despite the fact that he missed school for two weeks due to chicken-pox, three weeks before the Sports Day; he entered two events. Lucky for us and the rest who attended the sports day (children, teachers and parents alike) the day wasn't that hot so the heat was quite bearable.
Because Zaini is no longer a PIBG (PTA) member (he didn't attend the AGM in March), he wasn't involved in any judging or prize giving this year. It's going to be a quiet year for Zaini at Raimie's school this year; not being a PIBG member as he won't need to attend so many meetings, events or activities. The respective sports houses being decorated with their respective colours. There seems to be quite a number of trainee teachers at his school this year, and they were pretty busy and excited organising and handling the sports day.
Each student got fried rice for breakfast before the start of th…

A Little Bit Of Jealousy?

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Raimie has two cousins in both sides of my family and two new cousins on the way pretty soon too!
Raimie and Kimi enjoying good splashing time together. "Big brother" watching intently what "Little Brother" is doing.
Anyway, he loves playing with his little cousins and he does try to act like a big brother (a rather dorky big brother. LOL). However, there was one time when I agreed to babysit my nephew and let him stay overnight at our house but Raimie was a bit unhappy about it. He asked me why his cousin, Kimi isn't sleeping at his own house. Seems like it's OK for Kimi to come visit, share his toys and such but when Kimi wants to stay over, Raimie wasn't too happy. Did I sense a little bit of jealousy from Raimie? He is after all, an only child. I wonder how he would react if he has a little brother/sister? Not that we are planning for a new addition though!

Kimi didn't stay overnight because his mom had a change of plan so Raimie didn't have t…

Blogging In The Dark

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Now that Raimie has already recovered from chicken pox and attending school as normal, we are back to staying at my FIL's house on school nights, because his house is near to Raimie's school and to my office too. It's pretty convenient and we don't waste time traveling home every night but convenience comes at a price for me. Instead of enjoying my time watching Korean shows while bloghopping like when I'm at home, I have to do so in the dark because Raimie is sleeping.
Raimie sleeps in the same room with us because all other rooms are occupied. Here, I'm staying with 5 men! Zaini's dad and his older brothers stays here too.
I don't like sitting in the hall with the others because one of my brother-in-law chain smokes and it sure is not nice to catch a whiff of his smoke. 
Not that I'm complaining (much) but it is a relief to be back to our own home on Friday night and not having to stare at the screen in the dark. Suffice to say, I miss my home (and t…

Playing Shop - An Upgrade

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When I was small, I love playing shop. Me and my neighbourhood friends would just pluck plants from the yard for stuff to sell and buy and also as money. Sometimes we'd raid the kitchen for items to sell too but doing that would incur the wrath of my mom.
If Raimie is cooped up in the house, he loves playing make believe and his favourite is playing shop as a restaurateur. Both Zaini and I are usually coerced to be his customers.
He would draw out menus (complete with price), make the food item from plasticine - those cheap 1 colour bar pack (I'm afraid we never got around buying expensive clay for him like Play-Doh or such); but unlike my childhood where we used leaves or scraps as money, my son would give us a card each (his Ultraman playing card, no less) and told us they are credit cards for us to use for payment. Talk about changing time! He's playing shop complete with make believe credit cards, charge accounts, scanners and the whatnot!

Anyway, glad to inform that aft…

Something In The Mail - Again!

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I'm such a show-off. Show off about my new watch, my new notebook and now - show off about a souvenir I received in the mail! Bear with me. It's just I'm always happy when someone think of me.
In the mail today was a key chain of a vial filled with star sand from Okinawa. The "sand" is actually the tiny skeletons of sea creatures, but it resembles grains of sand. Star sand is said to bring happiness and is a very popular souvenir there.

I am so blessed with having great blogging friends who are not only friendly and supportive but also generous. All the gifts I received from these friends have a special place on my worktable, so that I can look at them and think of all the great friends (many of whom I have yet met) and feel happy, just like this star sand is said to bring.

Kak Lela, thanks for the souvenir. Maybe someday, we'll set foot in Okinawa and go to the beach ourselves. 

A New Toy For Me

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I got myself a new toy a month ago and since then have been pre-occupied, so much so that I've been abandoning my blogs for awhile now.
Blame it to my obsession with a Korean variety show, 1N2D because I got this new toy so that Raimie and I won't be fighting over who get to use the notebook. 
But sometimes Raimie gets annoyed with me because I used both notebooks at the same time.

It's Always Nice To Get A Suprise

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I've been wearing my Winnie The Pooh watch (the one in the bottom of the photo) which I bought at Disneyland for 4 years now. It went dead a couple of months ago, but instead of changing its battery, I just wore a dead watch around. Haha
I only have one watch at a time because I couldn't care less coordinating my wardrobe and my watch to match each other. How many watches do you have?
Either Zaini was exasperated with me wearing a non-functioning watch or he took pity on me, he bought me a new one. We went together to a watch shop on Friday but I thought he wanted to buy a new watch for himself. He asked me which watch I like and myself not thinking much about it, just pointed to a likely looking one without looking at the price tag. I was pretty shocked when he told the guy that he'll take it. (Maybe I should've pointed to a watch that cost a few thousand instead. LOL).
Thanks Dearie! :)